I suppose a trailer hook would have got the job done on the first nibble.
Pretty cool video. Also neat to see how it "gingerly" grabbed the tail on the first strike.
Thanks for posting.
i was thinking the same a trailer would have been a good idea. but that was fun to watch. thanks for the post
Here's another underwater butt video you might like: http://muttleycrewfishing.com/index....erwater-videos
It's about the 8th one down on the page.
What I find interesting is how long after it took the bait it stayed there biting the flasher before the release clip popped. Good reason to show patience...though this guy was already headed to the grease since he had the hook deep.
Nice video, but I wonder what they were fishing for. I know that halibut can be caught trolling, but it's a method not often employed to catch them. But then again, I've never fished for halibut in Norway.......
I have another shot on some tape in the bottom of a box somewhere of a halibut chasing my herring for about a minute. It kept on coming up close to the bait and missing it, dropping back, coming back up to the bait, then dropping back, etc., etc. for about a minute and then finally it made a mad dash, grabbed the herring and it was in my fish box about 5 minutes later.
This is kind of "off the wall", but I don't think there are a lot of people that lend credence to trolling for halibut. I know of one spot here in K-bay where I've had to leave because I was trolling for kings and I just kept catching halibut. Imagine leaving a spot because you're catching too many halibut.
The first halibut I ever caught was off Whiskey Gulch when I was trolling for kings. My ex and I thought we'd hooked into a MONSTER king, but when we got it to the boat it was a 70 lb. butt.
Norway has Atlantic Halibut... Not sure how much different the behavior is not a biologist just my .02
Had a another neat video I was trying to load on here but my computer locked up and i just lost it Thats why nothing to see here ,Move along
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